Monday, November 12, 2012

  • A Father's Promise
    Before his son, Sgt. Jacob Butler, left for Iraq, Jim Butler made him a promise: If you are killed, I will go and stand where you fell. But keeping his promise proved more difficult than Butler expected. When he asked how his son had been killed, the Army couldn't produce a report from the field describing what had happened.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2012
    November 12, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on SuperPacs, Subtraction and Lakers
    Once again in the sport of politics and the politics of sports, New York Times Columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields talk with Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan. Topic 1: SuperPacs. Topic 2; Mark Shields and his uncanny ability to do long subtraction, on-the-fly. Topic 3; the Los Angeles Lakers fired their coach after a lousy start. There was even a Bieber reference.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks Talk Petraeus, Fiscal Cliff
    NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top news of the week, including the legacy of David Petraeus' career, whether taxes need to be increased for the health of the economy, the role President Barack Obama must play to encourage compromise in Congress, and Obama's emotional thanks to campaigners.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
  • N.J. Residents Suffer Cold and Dark as Many Still Lack Power
    The homes of some New Jersey residents have been without power or heat more than 10 days after superstorm Sandy struck. And even with support from out-of-state utility workers untangling downed lines, erecting polls, and repairing the grid, many may remain in the dark for days to come. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
  • David Petraeus Resigns from CIA After Admitting Affair
    In a surprise resignation, CIA director and retired four-star General David Petraeus announced he would step down after admitting to an extramarital affair. Ray Suarez talks to the Washington Post's Greg Miller and retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor about Petraeus' career and the sensitive nature of leading the CIA.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
  • Will Taxes Be Sticking Point in Debate Over Federal Budget?
    President Obama urged lawmakers to avoid a showdown over taxes, spending and debt, and Congress readied to begin negotiations on balancing the federal budget. Jeffrey Brown talks to Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., about whether compromise between Democrats and Republicans will come before the end of 2012.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
  • Kwame Holman with Sean Munson
    Kwame Holman talks to Sean Munson, a University of Washington researcher who has developed a browser application to help readers access their online political news habits help them maintain a balanced view point of political ideologies.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
  • Conversation: 'War Horse'
    The play "War Horse" is the story of friendship, war, love and one remarkable steed named Joey. To get an idea of what it's like to control Joey from his expressive ears to his hooves, Jeffrey Brown sat down with "War Horse" actor Danny Yoerges, who handles the head of Joey.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
    November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • Assessing Hurdles On the Eve China's Political Transition
    As outgoing Chinese president Hu Jintao passes off leadership to a new successor, China faces a slight economic slowdown after a decade of explosive decade, a growing middle class with shifting expectations and recent charges of political corruption. Margaret Warner gets analysis from David Lampton of Johns Hopkins University.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012
  • Pediatricians Add Reading to Essential Health Check-Up List
    National literacy program Reach Out and Read reaches kids in a place where they are almost guaranteed to visit: the doctor's office. Special correspondent John Merrow meets a new breed of pediatrician -- part doctor, part teacher -- who help parents share books with their children to improve and encourage cognitive development.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012
  • Long Lines, Ongoing Vote Counts Among Election Day Problems
    After the confetti and commotion have cleared, what election troubles remain to be cleaned up? Ray Suarez talks to political writers Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald and Curt Anderson of The Associated Press talk about several hour-long lines at high volume poll stations and precincts that haven't yet finished their vote tallies.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012
  • Will the GOP Learn to Adapt to a Changing Electorate?
    Election exit polls show that Republicans failed to earn votes from the growing demographics of minorities and young people. Jeffrey Brown talks to strategist Leslie Sanchez, FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe and super PAC Y-G Action Fund's Brad Dayspring about how the GOP needs to change the way it explains its platform.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012
  • With Election Over, Washington Shifts Focus to Fiscal Cliff
    Congress returns to Washington next week for a lame duck session to begin to tackle the threat of going over the "fiscal cliff." In the private sector, some business leaders are taking a more vocal stance on the debt crisis and have joined the Campaign to Fix the Debt. Judy Woodruff talks to Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

  • Predicting Hurricane Sandy
    Louis Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service, talks about the challenges forecasting Hurricane Sandy, making weather modeling and communicating with the public.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
    November 7, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Shifting Demographics, 'Grand Bargain'
    Judy Woodruff talks to NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks for post-Election Day analysis about how changing demographics affected the election, plus how some politicians' ideological purity has obstructed necessary negotiations to fix the debt crisis, as well as the potential for a future 'grand bargain.'
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Amid Major Issues, What Will the Next Four Years Bring?
    President Obama has a second term to address major issues, including immigration, the fiscal cliff and health care. But with Congress still divided, compromise and cooperation may remain elusive. Gwen Ifill talks to Third Way's John Cowan and The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid on the reality for the next four years.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Party Balance in Congress Relatively Unchanged
    The election outcome mostly maintains political status quo in Washington, but certain races were significant. Jeffrey Brown talks to Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stu Rothenberg for what this tells us about what voters want from their elected leaders.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • How They Did It: Political Tactics That Helped Obama Win
    President Obama secured a second term by building a massive ground game to move voters, and by running negative ads early in the campaign. Judy Woodruff talks to the Washington Post's Philip Rucker, The Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee and Slate's Sasha Issenberg about which tactics worked or failed in the costly 2012 elections.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • News Wrap: Nor'easter Hits With Wind, Rain and Snow
    In other news Wednesday, Sandy victims and Northeast residents braced for another storm scheduled to hit the already battered East Coast, bringing powerful wind, heavy rain, and even snow. Hundreds of scheduled flights have been cancelled. Also Wall Street saw one of its worst days of the year.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • President Obama, Little Time to Celebrate, Goes Back to Work
    President Barack Obama returned to Washington after winning both the Electoral College and the popular vote in the 2012 election, but there was little time to savor the victory in the face of a potential fiscal crisis at the end of the year. Kwame Holman reports on the day after and Gwen Ifill Talks to Ray Suarez from Chicago.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Christina and Hari Wrap Up Election Night, Answer Viewer Q's
    Christina Bellantoni and Hari Sreenivasan wrap up Election Night and the PBS NewsHour Election livestream, debriefing on the entire campaign and the election results, and answering viewer questions submitted from Twitter.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • President Obama Re-Elected for Second Term
    Barack Obama thanked supporters for re-electing him as President of the United States at a rally at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. President Obama won the 2012 election against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by carrying key swing votes such as Ohio, Colorado and Virginia.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012
  • Mitt Romney Concedes Presidential Race to Pres. Obama
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, concedes the 2012 election to Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama to a rally of his supporters at the Boston Convention Center. Romney lost key swing states such as Ohio, Colorado, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin and Virginia.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

  • Tea Party Favorite Ted Cruz wins Texas Senate Seat
    Former Texas Solicitor General and Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz won the open U.S. Senate seat in Texas left vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. This follows a surprise upset in the GOP primary when Cruz won the nomination over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Kwame Holman talks to voters in Prince William County
    On Election Day, Kwame Holman talks with Latino voters in Virginia's Prince William County.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Sen. Bill Nelson Defeats Rep. Connie Mack IV to Keep the Sen
    Sen. Bill Nelson holds off challenger Republican Rep. Connie Mack IV, who was elected as Florida's 14th District representative in 2004, to keep the senate in Florida. The robust political battle has seen a record amount of money spent in the state. Nelson had held a strong edge in all key swing demographics, including independent voters, moderates and the Tampa Bay area.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Find Unemployment Data Using PBS NewsHour's Map Center
    Hari Sreenivasan explains how you can look through Bureau of Labor unemployment data using PBS NewsHour's map center.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012
  • Talking to Voters in Arapahoe County, Colorado
    NewsHour spoke to voters outside their polling location in Arapahoe County, Colorado, about their choices, their reasons for voting, their disdain for political ads, and their thoughts on Election Day.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2012